The company pays close attention to appropriate use of water, which is important as a recyclable resource, as well as energy consumption and CO2 emissions. In the paint manufacturing process, a large amount of water is used for (1) raw materials for water-based paint, (2) cleaning manufacturing facilities, and (3) the process of cooling synthetic resin manufacturing facilities. We strive to use tap water, industrial water, and groundwater effectively, according to the purpose .
We also observe local regulations and monitor COD and other factors to ensure that wastewater used for cleaning does not lead to contaminating watersheds with chemical substances. We will continue to reduce chemical substance emissions and water consumption by optimizing various processes, such as production and cleaning.
We also consider it important to reduce the amount of waste and increase the recycling/reuse rate with the aim of “Enhancement of achieving resource and economic circulation.” From the viewpoint of reducing environmental load, we have been conducting monitoring and reduction activities at our business sites according to ISO 14001. In the future, we will set targets and KPIs, and undertake Group-wide activities by sharing best practices in each region.
We have been promoting cleaner exhaust gas by switching boiler fuel from heavy oil to city gas, and monitoring SOx, NOx, and soot emissions to confirm the effects.
In the future, we will promote conversion of equipment that uses fuel oil, and the Group-wide prevention of air pollution.